|Everyday Equations -- Groks Science Show 2007-02-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Do I have a chance with them? Should I drink the milk at the back of the refrigerator? Solving everyday problems like these can be especially problematic without the proper tools. Luckily, math can provide the answer. On this program, Garth Sundem discussed mathematical solutions to everyday problems.
Keywords: science; mathematics; everyday
|Equations -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Mathematical equations often seem abstruse and disconnected from the real world, however many of these have changed the word we live in. On this program, Prof. Ian Stewart discussed the equations that changed the world.
Keywords: science; technology; mathematics; equations; groks
|Counting Without Language -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-18 - Joanna Rowell, Forrest Gulden, Charles Lee|
Dr. Liesje Spaepen joins us to discuss how language shapes mathematical thought.
Keywords: counting; psychology; sign language; deafness; Spaepen; Goldin-Meadow; learning; mathematics
|Ponderables -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-03|
Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick. In today's episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables. This series walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come.
Keywords: Groks; Groks Science Show; elements; universe; mathematics; history; Tom Jackson; Ponderables; Hennig Brand; Joseph Von Fraunhoffen